"The parish church, St Werburgh, was founded long before the Norman Conquest, and was anciently a rectory attached to the nunnery. It stands on the edge of a steep declivity, near the northern extremity of Needwood Forest, and was repaired, and the tower and south aisle rebuilt, in 1824.
The Bishop of Lichfield is patron of the vicarage, in the incumbency of the Rev. James Riddell, MA.
In Hanbury there is a Wesleyan Chapel, erected in 1833, and another at Draycott, erected in 1828."
[From History, Gazetteer and Directory of Staffordshire, William White, Sheffield, 1851)